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CSULB receives $10 million frant to bolster number of minority students in public health workforce

Cal State Long Beach is just one of 10 schools across the country to receive the maximum award to help recruit, train, and place over 700 minority students into California’s public health workforce. The grant will also improve the gathering of U.S. public health information and COVID-19 data collection.

The new funding, administered through the American Rescue Plan, will be used by CSULB’s College of Health & Human Services to draw together CSUs, UCs, community colleges, and private organizations to meet growing public health demands in California.

In collaboration with public and private sectors, CSULB will develop public health curriculum focusing on diverse students seeking certifications, associates, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees. The program will also provide paid internships and in-demand job placements.

“I am so pleased that this project will form a consortium to collectively provide a high quality and unique educational opportunity for over 700 underserved students on interdisciplinary approaches in public health informatics and technology,” said Professor Kamiar Alaei, Department Chair of Health Sciences and the principal investigator/director for the project.

“We have numerous supports from over 26 public health agencies, major hospitals, education providers, community-based agencies and advocacy organizations who vouched for commitment in the form of support, resources, expertise, internships, recruiting, outreach and placement efforts.”

For Additional Information: CSULB Receives $10 Million Grant to Recruit, Train Minority Students to Join the Public Health Workforce

This article was released by Cal State Long Beach.